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The Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County Adolescent Health Initiative aims to improve teen access to health services and community resources through a centralized online resource directory, referral database, and personalized navigation services. In partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay/2-1-1, University of South Florida, and local youth-serving health and social service providers, our goal is to create a safe and trusted space for teens to access sexual health resources, obtain information about birth control and their healthcare rights, and get connected to appropriate care and community resources based on their individual needs. We are also committed to helping our health clinic partners enhance the delivery of youth-friendly care through trainings and referral support.




Abstinence, or not having sex, is the only 100% effective way to avoid an unplanned pregnancy and STDs.
Learn why.


When it comes to sexual activity and sex, you have the right to decide when you do it, where you do it, and how you do it. Here’s what you need to know about consent.


Communication is key when it comes to healthy relationships. Access resources to guide you through tough conversations with your partner, your family and your peers.

Social Media
& Beyond

Learn tips for staying safe when using social media and sending digital messages.

Birth Control Methods

Birth control can help lower your risk of an unplanned pregnancy and STDs. Find a method that is right for you.

Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Read how you can strengthen your mental health and learn about resources that are
here to help.


Learn about sexual assault services and support available through the
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Know Your Rights

Florida law allows for confidential access to the following family planning services for adults and young people. Learn how and where to access low cost family planning services.


Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed from person to person through sexual contact and often times do not show any symptoms. Learn about STD prevention, testing and treatment.

Sexuality &  Gender Identity

No matter your sexual orientation or gender, you have the right to equal access to healthcare services and sexual health resources. Find a health clinic near you that offers inclusive services.

What Do I Do?

Get help figuring out what to do when facing an urgent situation, such as how to access emergency contraception and how to report sexual assault.

Health Screening & Disease Prevention

Take charge of your health by staying up-to-date with recommended screenings and tests that help
prevent disease.

For Parents

Tools for talking to
your teen about sex and supporting them in making healthy decisions.



Remember, your Pediatrician or current Provider is a great resource for sexual health services.

Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County

University AREA Health Center

Sexual Health Services: STI, HIV and Pregnancy Testing, HPV Vaccine

Birth Control: Condoms and Dental Dams

Walk ins only, early arrival recommended.

Metro Inclusive Health

Sexual Health Services: STI and HIV Testing, HPV Vaccine, HIV Treatment

Mental Health and Primary Care Services

Birth Control: Condoms


Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida

Tampa Health Center

Sexual Health Services: STI, HIV and Pregnancy Testing, HPV Vaccine, Gender Affirming Hormone
Therapy (GAHT)

Birth Control: Condoms, IUDs, Hormone
Implants, Depo-Provera, Birth Control Pills,
Ortho Evra Patch, Nuvaring, Emergency

Walk ins welcome; online appointment
scheduling available.

Suncoast Community Health Centers

Fees based on income and sliding scale.

All locations have Primary Care Physicians
on site that can provide counseling for
Sexual Health Services and STI Testing.


Tampa Family Health Centers

Fees based on income and sliding scale.

All Locations have Primary Care Physicians
on site that can provide counseling for
Sexual Health Services and STI Testing.


Ybor Youth Clinic

Sexual Health Services: Free Walk in STI and
HIV Testing, HIV Treatment, Pregnancy Testing

Birth Control: Depo-Provera, Birth Control Pills,
Condoms, Emergency Contraception


Find the health center closest to you by
using our Searchable Directory.




COVID-19 Alert:

Hours may be adjusted and Walk-in services may no longer be available. Please call before visiting.



Our team strives to answer your questions within 48 hours.
Please remember, if you are in a crisis and need immediate assistance, call 2-1-1 where support is available 24/7.


If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1.


Crisis Center of Tampa Bay:
24/7 Crisis Hotline & Resources

Contact the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay/2-1-1 where you will receive free, confidential crisis counseling, along with information and referrals to a Crisis Center service or to over 3,000 other community resources. Visit www.211atyourfingertips.org for resources including basic needs for food, rent, clothing, shelter and utilities, relationship counseling, senior services, health and substance abuse issues, depression and suicide, teenage issues, parenting help, disaster assistance, legal affairs and financial support.


Healthy Start Coalition
Adolescent Health Initiative:

Teen Health Navigation Services

If you have questions or need help navigating sexual health resources available to teens in Hillsborough County, please contact Danielle Lewald, Adolescent Health Resource Coordinator at 813.440.9595 or dlewald@hstart.org.


Not a resident of Hillsborough County?
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If you are a teen or youth-serving organization in Hillsborough County, we invite you to connect with us! You can get involved in any of the following ways:

  • Submit Feedback: Are there additional resources or organizations that you’d like to see on our website? Would you like to share your experience with a local health clinic or community organization? Submit your comments here.  

  • Become A Partner: Are you a health clinic or community organization that provides services to teens and adolescents not listed on our website? Complete our Provider Information Assessment to become a partner.

  • Volunteer as a Guest Blogger: Have a knack for writing? Email us to become a guest blogger where you can contribute content to our teen health blog or Ask the Expert series!

  • Request a Training: Arrange for a Sparks Trainings at your health clinic to learn how to enhance the delivery of youth-friendly care.


Submit an anonymous question to our experts.

If you would like a direct response from a member of our team, please include your email.



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